This lesson uses the Boston Bomber Rolling Stones cover to discuss journalistic integrity, freedom of the press, and the power and implications of a photo.
Students will discuss both sides of the controversy using accountable talk. The plan includes questions for the teacher to ask to guide discussion, but one goal of the lesson is for the teacher to take a step back and allow students to discuss the issue in a thoughtful manner. Students will also practice the strategy of recording observations before making conclusions.
Included here is the full lesson plan, using the workshop model (learning intention, do now, mini lesson, independent work, wrap), the Rolling Stones cover in question, and links to articles about the cover expressing different opinions.